Eight-Berth Marine Terminal in Deep Bay Mudby Eugene L. Sembler,
Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 23-30
Document Type: Journal Paper
Economics dictated a unique construction method for an eight-berth deep-water marine facility which had to be constructed over soft mud up to 135 ft deep. It was necessary to fill over this mud and still dig a ship channel to -40 ft beside this fill. By digging a trench 135 ft deep in the mud and filling it with sand, a dike was formed to retain the fill and support the apron. Provisions for future differential subsidence of up to 6 ft had to be built into the different facilities that were constructed on the 68-acre plot.
Subject Headings: Mud | Bays | Marine terminals | Fills | Construction methods | Deep water | Economic factors | Sandy soils | Trenches | Ships
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